1. Tires, Alignment and Suspension 101.2

    No, 101.2 is not meant to be the call sign of the local San Diego radio station, this is the second installment of the Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission series on tires, suspension and alignment. We left off last time talking about alignments and the factors that can contribute to tire wear, and vehicle safety issues. We also covered the differences between bias ply tires and radial tires, contact patch and proper tire pressures. This time we would like to dig a little deeper in to the steering system as it relates to wheel alignment and how choosing aftermarket tires can affect the perf…Read More

  2. Tires 101

    Who thinks about tires? Well, if you are someone who is into wheels and tires as a customization for your car, you probably do. But your wheels and tires are much more than simply an accessory to make your car or truck look good, they are integral to the overall performance. The size of your wheels and tires mean much more than aesthetics, they are your only contact with the road. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission we are proud to offer exceptional wheel alignment as well as superior vehicle repair and transmission repair/replacement. Let’s talk a bit about your tires and why they ar…Read More

  3. The Importance of Fuel

    Last time we talked a bit about the check engine light and the ramifications that it can have on emissions testing. This time we wanted to talk a little bit about the fuel system in your vehicle and what you can do to extend its life at home. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission, we are committed to the needs of our clients and their vehicles. We know what it is like to have a broken down vehicle at the worst possible time and we will do everything we can to do our job right, so you can drive with confidence. We specialize in transmissions and general automotive repair; proudly serving S…Read More

  4. What is That Little Light That Keeps Coming On?

    In modern dashboards there are more lights than a Griswold Christmas display. They can pop on for seemingly no reason at all and have the annoying characteristic of costing the owner much more money than they are worth. The old tongue in cheek “repair” for these persistent lights is to put a piece of black tape over them. That will not make the problem go away unfortunately and it may do more harm than good. At Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission we can translate the lights for you and suggest a repair solution. We proudly employ ASE Certified Technicians and our experience spans over …Read More

  5. ASE Master Certified Technician, Kearny Mesa Automotive

    When you need a mechanic, and you have not built a relationship with Kearny Mesa Automotive already, it can be a bit stressful choosing who to work on your car or truck. After all, your vehicle is probably one of the most important things that you own. It is a valuable tool to take you to work, get the kids to school and provide valuable transportation for your family. Your car is also a way to get away and maybe hit the beach or take a road trip. As Americans we depend on our cars for just about everything that we do and cars this day and age are generally pretty bulletproof. The issues that …Read More

  6. Take Care of Your Furry Friends

    The crushing heat of summer is here and hopefully your air conditioner is working. If not, hopefully you are able to get your head out of the car, either that or pay a visit to San Diego’s finest auto repair facility, Kearny Mesa Automotive. There is nothing better for a dog than hanging his head out of the window, tongue hanging out and nose in the breeze. We all love driving with our furry friends, the ideal road trip companions. In this day and age, our dogs have become much more than simply pets, they are confidants, support animals and part of the family. More than ever, people are cons…Read More

  7. Air Conditioning Maintenance

    Living in sunny southern California has may benefits, including the constant sunny and warm weather, the beautiful landscape, as well as the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. As much as you may enjoy this incredible weather, your car is working hard to provide you with the cool air necessary to stay comfortable while traveling in warm weather. Your air conditioner plays an integral part in keeping you cool while in the car, so having it regularly checked out can help ensure that it is performing at its highest capacity. When your car is getting maintenance for your A/C unit, a measurement …Read More

  8. Importance of Maintaining Your Transmission Fluid

    It’s hard to picture your car running without a transmission. Your transmission is one of the essential aspects of your car’s engine, an essential aspect of your car’s ability to run. Your transmission can either be automatic or manual. The transmission is to ensure that the car is given the right amount of power so wheels can be driven at a desired, given speed. A manual transmission, in simple terms, is a similar process to shifting gears on your bike. You adjust the gear shifter, and the transmission reflects that adjustment. An automatic transmission automatically knows that you are …Read More

  9. Items to Always Have Stashed in Your Car – Part 2

    In our last blog post, we covered a few of the items that you should make sure you always have in your car, and while they were all important items, they aren’t the only items that you should do your best to keep around. We have dug up a few other items that will always prove to be helpful when you’ve got them handy in your vehicle. Reflective Triangles In the chance that you are in an accident or your car breaks down, it’s always great to have reflective triangles that can make it known that your car is there so that any other passing cars see it before it gets hit. This is also a great…Read More

  10. Items to Always Have Stashed in Your Car

    We’ve all been there, on the side of the road with a flat tire or in a parking garage with no starter cables. These situations are some of the most helpless ones that you can find yourself in. You sit and wait for someone to ask if you need help, maybe call AAA or, maybe, if you’re feeling desperate enough you ask someone if they’ve got a set of jumper cables they can help you get up and running with. These situations, while entirely unexpected, are the ones that teach us the lessons on what to have in order to always be prepared. At Kearny Mesa Auto, we have worked on quite a few cars t…Read More